Dogs have always been popular as pets. They’re loyal, protective, and they’re also a lot of fun to have. Unfortunately, the demand for dogs is also the reason why some people who are driven by greed take advantage of this situation by creating puppy mills to breed dogs to sell.
These people don’t care about the well-being of the dogs they keep in their puppy mill. As long as they can produce puppies, they’re useful. They see dogs as a commodity and once a dog can no longer breed, they’re often discarded like trash.
A dog named Coconut was rescued from a puppy mill. She was kept in a cramped cage along with so many other dogs. When Coconut was rescued, she was so terrified of humans that every time someone touched her, she would snap at them and try to bite them.
Like many dogs in the puppy mill, Coconut is under socialized, which was why she was so afraid of people. Coconut had difficulty dealing with everything normal that most adopted dogs experience. She didn’t want to be actually touched or even be near humans. Whenever someone enters her kennel, she trembles in fear.
Normally, dogs like Coconut would have been euthanized shortly after getting rescued. Most animal shelters don’t have the facility or the money to rehabilitate these dogs to get them adopted. Thankfully, the ASPCA created the Behavioral Rehab Center to help dogs like Coconut to recover.
Coconut was taken into the Behavioral Rehab Center and professionals worked on her to help her realize that she didn’t have to be afraid of humans. It took a lot of patience but Coconut slowly started to trust humans again. During her first week at rehab, the animal behavior specialists weren’t even able to touch Coconut.
By the end of Coconut’s rehab, she transformed into a completely different dog. When Coconut realized how great it felt to be touched and loved by humans, she started to ask for it. She would even beg people to give her belly rubs. Eventually, Coconut passed her behavioral assessment and was finally ready to get adopted by a loving family.
Thanks to the ASPCA, Coconut was given a chance to finally be happy. Coconut’s transformation is nothing short of a miracle. Thanks to the dedicated staff and volunteers at the ASPCA, Coconut is now living the life that she deserves.
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